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President named protector of EASA

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič became a protector of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (EASA) on April 24. Gašparovič thereby joined a select group of European heads of state who have promised to support science and art in their home countries. Among other EASA protectors are the presidents of Austria, Italy and Slovenia, along with Spanish King Juan Carlos I and Pope Benedict 16th.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.